Quick Facts

Fast facts about UTHealth School of Public Health

History of School Founding

1947- Enabling legislation approved by the Texas Legislature to establish a School of Public Health in Texas
1967- Funding was approved by the Legislature and the decision was made to locate a School of Public Health in Houston
1968- Reuel A. Stallones, PhD, was chosen as the first permanent dean of UTHealth School of Public Health
1969- First student, Lee Smith, PhD, was admitted and graduated

Current Dean

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., became dean January 1, 2016.


1,232 (Fall 2015)


163 (Fall 2015)

Research Awards

$54.5 million in FY 2015

Degrees Offered


The main campus is located in Houston, TX inside the Texas Medical Center
Regional campuses are located across the state:


Research Centers


In-state: $5,500 (as of fall 2012 full-time for 12 months + basic student service fees)
Out-of-state: $17,600

Financial Assistance

Over 150 scholarships, traineeships and fellowships

Mailing Address

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
P.O. Box 20186
Houston, TX 77225

Street Address

UTHealth School of Public Health
1200 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030



Enrollment Information


Main telephone number

713.500.9000 or 713.500.9050

Student Affairs telephone